Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 18, 2023 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

Pasadena Rescinds Certain 
COVID-19 Local Orders

Pasadena Foundation Adds 
Three New Board Members

On Monday, Interim Health 
Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler 
rescinded certain local orders 
related to COVID-19 isolation, 
quarantine, and masking in 
public settings. Pasadena Public 
Health Department (PPHD) will 
continue enhanced protective 
measures in healthcare settings. 
The rescission aligns the City 
of Pasadena with the following 
new guidance issued by the 
California Department of 
Public Health (CDPH):


 With current COVID-19 
case and hospitalization levels, 
masking for the general public is 
based on individual preference. 
Vulnerable populations, 
including people who are 
elderly, immunocompromised 
or have underlying health 
conditions, and those who 
have contact with them should 
consider masking in indoor 
public spaces.


 Individuals who have tested 
positive for COVID-19 should 
continue to isolate (stay home) 
for 5 days and may leave 
isolation after day 5, as long as 
they have been fever-free for 24 
hours (without the use of fever-
reducing medicines) AND 
they either have no symptoms 
or their symptoms are mild 
and improving. A negative 
COVID-19 test is no longer 
required to leave isolation 
between days 6-10. PPHD 
strongly recommends that 
infected people test negative 
prior to leaving isolation 
between days 6-10.

 Infected people should wear a 
well-fitting mask around others 
for a total of 10 days. People 
may now discontinue wearing 
a mask around others between 
days 6-10 if they have two 
sequential negative tests taken 
at least one day apart.


 It is strongly recommended 
but not required that a person 
who is a close contact to a 
person with a confirmed case of 
COVID-19 wear a well-fitting 
mask around others for a total 
of 10 days, especially in indoor 
settings or when near those who 
are at high risk for severe illness. 
It is recommended that close 
contacts test as soon as possible 
to determine infection status 
and then, if negative, test again 
within 3-5 days after the last 
known exposure.

 PPHD will continue to assess 
the impact of COVID-19. 
Worksites, schools and 
healthcare facilities are required 
to report COVID-19 case 
and cluster to PPHD. The 
reporting requirements are 
intended to help public health 
officials quickly identify sectors 
where there may be increased 
COVID-19 transmissions 
and take action to prevent 
unmitigated spread.

The City of Pasadena remains in 
the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention’s (CDC) low 
COVID-19 community level 
for the 8th consecutive week. 
This includes a 7-day case rate 
of 11.9 new cases per 100,000 
people, a decrease from the 
week prior. The 7-day total 
for new COVID-19 hospital 
admissions per 100,000 people 
is currently 5.9, a small decrease 
from last week. And the 7-day 
average of the proportion of 
staffed inpatient beds occupied 
by COVID-19 patients is now 
3.7%, down from the week prior.

 Even with less stringent 
guidelines, Pasadena residents 
are strongly recommended to 
stay up to date on vaccines and 
boosters, test before gatherings, 
and get treatment and stay 
home when sick. The updated 
bivalent booster has been 
shown to significantly reduce 
hospitalizations and deaths 
when compared to individuals 
who had been vaccinated but 
had not received the updated 
booster. During the 30-day 
period ending Feb. 21, people 
who were vaccinated against 
COVID-19, yet had not 
received the bivalent booster, 
were over three times less likely 
to be hospitalized compared to 
people who were unvaccinated 
and 1.5 times more likely to be 
hospitalized compared to those 
who had the updated booster.

 Aligns Pasadena with 
State’s New COVID-19 

Tax Relief For Storm-Damaged Properties

You may be eligible for tax relief if your property is damaged or 
destroyed by a calamity, such as fire or flooding. To qualify, you 
must file an Application for Reassessment: Property Damaged 
or Destroyed by Misfortune or Calamity (ADS-820) with the 
Assessor’s Office within 12 months from the date the property was 
damaged or destroyed. By filing an M&C claim within one year of 
an incident, properties that have sustained a minimum of $10,000 
in damage or have been destroyed may be eligible for a refund of 
taxes already paid and lower annual tax bills until the property is 
repaired or rebuilt. For more information and claim forms, go to 
this website or call (213) 974-8658.

Citywide Traffic Circulation Study Update

At the upcoming meeting of the Public Safety Commission on 
March 20, the Commission will be reviewing and discussing the 
revised Citywide Traffic Circulation Study developed by Iteris, the 
City’s consultant for the project. The Study was recently presented 
at the January 16th meeting, where the Public Safety Commission 
asked for additional minor revisions to be made. The City’s Traffic 
Task Force, which is comprised of Commissioners, members 
of the school district, City staff, and members of the public have 
also prepared a report with their recommendations based on their 
review of the study. Interested residents may view the most recent 
revised version of the study (March 2023) here. The meeting will be 
held at 6 PM on Monday, March 20, in City Hall Council Chambers.

LA Opera Talks: Pelleas & Melisande

Sunday at 2 PM, Barth Community Room

Community educators present fascinating facts and musical 
excerpts from the operas that are playing downtown at the Music 
Center. This Talk focuses on Pelleas and Melisande. Lost in the 
forest, a hunter encounters an ethereal beauty with a mysterious 
past. Registration is not required.

Mystery Art

Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 PM, Barth Community Room

It’s Youth Art Month! Kids ages 3 and up are invited to join the 
celebration at the Library with a completely unique and one-of-a-
kind art activity. What mixed-media masterpiece will your child 
create? Registration is not required.

How to Choose the Right College for You

Tuesday, March 28 at 7 PM, Barth Community Room

Are you exploring colleges and not sure how to narrow down your 
choices? Come hear insider advice on what to look for in a college 
and how to choose the right school for you. This event is open to all 
high schoolers and. Registration is not required.

Coffee, Tea, and Chat

Friday, March 31 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Thornton Conference 

Connect with your neighbors to learn more about the community 
and its traditions. This program is presented in Mandarin by 
the United Charity Foundation for ages 18+. Registration is not 

The Great San Marino Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8 from 9 AM – 12 PM, Lacy Park

Egg Hunt Pre-sale wristbands: R: $5 / NR: $10

Egg Hunt Gate Price wristbands: R / NR: $15

Pancake Breakfast: $5

Bring your baskets, bunny ears, and appetite! This fun filled event 
includes crafts, games, pictures with the bunny, and a giant egg 
hunt. Children will be grouped in age appropriate divisions and the 
first Egg Hunt will begin at 10 AM. This year, we welcome the San 
Marino Firefighters Association who will be serving their famous 
pancake breakfast beginning at 9 AM. This is a ticketed event; 
purchase Egg Hunt wristbands and Pancake Breakfast tickets 
online starting March 20.


Public Safety Commission

Monday, March 20 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council Chambers and 
Zoom (Public Access)

Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council Chambers and 
Zoom (Public Access)

City Council Special Meeting

Friday, March 24 at 8:30 AM; Barth Room and Zoom (Public 

 Pasadena Community 
Foundation (PCF) 
announced Wednesday 
the appointment of three 
new members to its Board 
of Directors. Representing 
sectors that include real estate 
development, government 
service, and investment and 
banking, the new board 
members also represent a 
commitment to community 

 The three additions bring 
the number of PCF board 
members to 20; together 
the group oversees the 
foundation’s investment 
strategy, grantmaking 
programs, and philanthropic 
engagement throughout the 
greater Pasadena area. The 
new board members are 
Frank Cárdenas, K. George 
Dulgeryan, and Tracy S. 

 “Our goal is to recruit 
board members who 
reflect the community we 
serve, both in skills and 
expertise, as well as interests 
and passions,” said PCF’s 
President and CEO Jennifer 
DeVoll. “As the Foundation 
grows in complexity, 
it is important to have 
sophisticated, experienced 
board members who bring 
different perspectives to 
our leadership. The new 
members complement our 
seated directors, and we 
look forward to their myriad 
experiences and unique 
vision to inform our response 
to the community’s needs.”

 Frank Cárdenas began is his 
legal career in the Los Angeles 
office of O’Melveny & Myers. 
His solo practice focuses on 
business, administrative, and 
public law. His long record 
of government service has 
included membership on the 
boards of the Community 
Redevelopment Agency 
and the Public Works in 
the City of Los Angeles. 
He also served as Chief of 
Staff and Executive Officer 
for the Los Angeles County 
Metropolitan Transportation 
Authority (MTA).

 K. George Dulgeryan is a 
Vice President and Banker 
in the Pasadena office of J.P. 
Morgan Private Bank. He 
provides sophisticated wealth 
management advice to 
highly successful individuals, 
entrepreneurs, and multi-
generational families. 
His expertise includes 
investments, taxation, 
charitable giving, and legacy 
planning. Before joining J.P. 
Morgan, George was the 
Director of Planned Giving 
at the California Community 
Foundation (CCF), where he 
advised families, businesses, 
and donors on charitable 
planning strategies.

 Tracy S. McCormick is the 
Chief Financial Officer of 
Mill Creek Development 
Company in Pasadena, 
California, which currently 
has three projects under 
construction in the 
Playhouse Village. Raised in 
the Midwest, Tracy began 
her career with J.P. Morgan 
in New York and worked in 
the firm’s Chicago and Los 
Angeles offices. She spent 18 
years with J.P. Morgan & Co., 
Inc. in investment banking 
and mergers & acquisitions, 
focusing primarily on the 
media and entertainment 

 Established in 1953, the 
Pasadena Community 
Foundation is a tax-exempt 
public charity created by and 
for the people of Pasadena. 

 For more information visit:

Bloom Again Foundation 
Receives Grant from the 
California Endowment

Bands for 
2024 Parade

Building healthy communities 
is a focus for The California 
Endowment, who awarded 
Bloom Again Foundation a 
grant to expand health equity 
programs. Bloom Again 
Foundation provides rapid-
response financial assistance for 
rent to working women living at 
or near the poverty level when 
medical challenges stretch their 
already limited resources.

The grant awarded to the 
organization will be used 
to expand health equity 
programs for women in urban 
communities by supporting 
educational programs and 
resources for economically 
challenged working women 
when they encounter medical 
challenges. In addition, Bloom 
Again Foundation will produce 
educational material aimed at 
reaching Latinas in Los Angeles 
and disseminating information 
to the African American 
community on early detection, 
prevention, and treatment for 
breast cancer.

 “This grant will let Bloom 
Again Foundation educate and 
inform women of color about 
free funding that can provide 
them with financial relief in 
their time of healing,” said 
Rosetta Henderson, co-chair 
of the organization, who added 
that supporting women with 
financial aid is “essential in each 
woman’s self-care by allowing 
them to be free of anxiety over 
the potential loss of shelter.”

 To learn more about Bloom 
Again Foundation, visit

The Pasadena Tournament 
of announce last week the 20 
bands that will showcase their 
talents in the upcoming 135th 
Rose Parade on January 1, 
2024. Bands have begun their 
fundraising efforts to prepare 
for this monumental event, 
centered around the theme, 
“Celebrating a World of Music.”

 Hailing from diverse corners 
of the world, including Costa 
Rica, Japan and Sweden, the 
bands will travel to Pasadena to 
participate in this iconic Parade. 

The bands are:

Albertville High School Aggie 

Banda Municipal de Zarcero

Castle High School

Jenks Trojan Pride

Los Angeles Unified School 
District – All District High 
School Honor Band

Na Koa Ali’i - Hawai’i All State 
Marching Band

Niceville High School Eagle 
Pride Marching Band

The “Blue and Gold Marching 

Pasadena City College Herald 

Pasadena City College 
Tournament of Roses Honor 

Pipes On Parade: The Massed 
Pipes & Drums

Pulaski High School Red Raider 
Marching Band

The Salvation Army 
Tournament of Roses Band

The Royal Swedish Cadet Band

The BOSS (Bands Of Santiago 

Toho Marching Band (Japan 
Honor Green Band)

United States Marine Corps 
West Coast Composite Band

West Chester University 
Rams Marching Band

Westlake High School 
Chaparral Band

William Mason High School 
Marching Band

Bands are selected by the 
Association’s volunteer 
members based on a 
variety of criteria including, 
musicianship, marching ability 
and entertainment or special 
interest value.

For details on the bands 
with descriptions visit: 

Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run 
Registration is now Open

There are just a few weeks left 
to register for the 2023 Wiggle 
Waggle Walk & Run! Walk or 
run around the iconic Rose Bowl 
Stadium to support animals 
in need. Then, enjoy a family-
friendly festival at Brookside 
Park with vendor booths, food 
trucks, demonstrations, an 
agility course, a dog costume 
contest, and more.

The Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run 
proceeds helping to save the 
lives of thousands of animals in 
our community with programs 
such as foster care, kitten 
nursery, animal ICU, wildlife

Registration Information

Regular Registration

All runners and walkers will 
receive a t-shirt, bandana, bib, 
and medal available for pick up 
at the event.

Ages 10 and under do not need 
to register.

Regular registration price will be 
available until Noon on March 
31, 2023. (Day-of registration 
will cost $65.)

Virtual Registration

All virtual runners and walkers 
will receive a t-shirt, bandana, 
bib, and medal in the mail.

Virtual registration will be 
available until Noon on March 
31, 2023.

Recognition Badge

Recognition badges must be 
purchased in addition to a 

Please note: Recognition badges 
must be purchased in your 
name, not your pet

Show everyone who you are 
walking for!

Add on a Recognition Badge 
and promote who you are 
walking/running with or for. 
You will write your pet’s name(s) 
on this big, 4” wide sticker to 
celebrate them! It is a great way 
to memorialize a pet that you 
walk in memory of or to honor 
the dog you have with you. You 
can even honor a pet that you 
have at home who isn’t with you 
at the event.

Online registration closes on 
March 31. 

In-person registration will be 
available for an increased cost 
on the day of the event.

For more information 
or registration visit:

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